Class 13 Year 4 2017 - 2018

Mrs Ayre



                                                                                                   Welcome to Class 13 Spring Term !


 A big welcome back to to our first half term of 2018 and a Happy New Year!

I hope that you have all  had a wonderful Christmas break and are feeling ready and refreshed for all the wonderful learning that we have ahead of us in Spring 1.

Our English work this term will be focusing on a wonderful story called 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy.  We will be continuing to follow our Talk 4 Writing approach by creating text maps and rehearsing the story orally to learn from its structure. We will plan, draft, write and edit our work to ensure that it is the best it can be! There is some beautiful language and imagery in this story so we will be focusing on picking out the key language features in order to create a narritive of our own! We will continue to try our best with legibly joined handwriting too - please keep practising this. There will be a focus on learning how to use powerful descriptive language, fronted adverbials, direct speech and similes! 

In maths there will still be a BIG focus on times tables - by the end of the year, all year 4 children should be able to recall their timestables up to 12x12. We ask that you practise them, both in school and at home. Times tables really will help you with ALL areas of your maths work. We now have times tables books in order for us to complete regular practice questions and tests. For the rest of our maths work, we will be focusing on mental multiplication and division. Of course - we will continue to work on those challening reasoning questions too!

Our R.E topic this term is 'Jesus the Teacher'. In this topic the children will learn that Jesus was a teacher, who came to show us how to live. 

Our History topic is 'The Tudors'. We will look at who the who the Tudors were, how they came to be and who were the memorable monarchs of this exciting period in history. 

Useful information:

- Spelling tests will be  on a Monday and new weekly spellings will be given out then, in order for you to practise them, ready for the test the following Monday. It is SO important that you continue to learn these. 

-Swimming will be held every Wednesday, all children are expected to participate and bring a towel, swimming trunks/costume and  a hairbrush. Further information and specific dates can be found on the curriculum map, attached at the bottom of this page. 

-  Children will be given  English and Maths homework  each week.  In year 4 homework is given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. It is really important that you are completing and bringing your homework in on time!

- Our P.E day is Friday, however it is expected that P.E kits are to be available in school every single day! 

Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 13 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 

 I hope you are looking forward to all of the exciting learning that we have ahead.

Thank You for all of your support!

Mrs Ayre smiley

"The worst thing about making a mistake, is being afraid to make one.





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